Over the past 20 years, we’ve watched Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller push the comedic boundaries to the next level with their long-standing friendship.
We can easily put them both among the best comedic actors ever.
Since the two have been seen in nearly 15 movies together so far, let’s see if they’re as close together as they were on the movie set.
Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller have appeared in nearly 15 comedy films to date, and here are some of the highlights of their co-starring careers.
The “Frat Pack”, as they are often called, had their debut together in the 1996 film called “The Cable Guy”.
Owen and Ben soon starred in the 1998 movie “Permanent Midnight.”
From 2000 to 2005, they were also the main characters in the films “Meet the Parents”, its sequel “Meet the Fockers”, as well as 2001’s “The Royal Tenenbaums” and 2004’s “Starsky & Hutch”.
Stiller also enlisted his friend Owen Wilson to co-star with himself in his own movie “Zoolander”, as well as in the sequel “Zoolander 2”.
And don’t even try to convince us that you didn’t laugh while watching them in “Night at the Museum”!
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As great as their characters are, it seems that there is also a solid, genuine friendship between the actors themselves.
Wilson and Ben Stiller have appeared in countless movies together so far, so the two have known each other for over 20 years.
However, their “friendship” started shortly before the shooting of their first collaboration “The Cable Guy”.
Owen spoke openly about the beginning of their friendship, saying that Ben wrote him a really nice letter explaining how much he loves Owen’s portrayals in movies.
Ben also expressed his wish to work with Wilson in the future, and it soon came true!
Since Owen received that beautiful letter, we have seen their friendship grow over the years.
Stuller was also there for his friend after Owen was hospitalized.
It seems that Wilson has had a very hard time in his private life, which has affected his physical and mental health.
Wilson says their friendship dynamics are very similar to their friendship.
Owen Wilson began his acting career in 1996 after starring in his debut films “Bottle Rocket” and “The Cable Guy”.
From 2000 to 2020, Wilson has collected more than 50 portraits in his career, so let’s highlight a few.
Of course, we must first mention his collaborations with Jackie Chan – “Shanghai Noon” and “Shanghai Knights”, which we all loved when we were younger.
In addition, he had great chemistry on set with his colleague and friend Ben Stiller, including “Zoolander”, “Night at the Museum”, “Meet the Parents”, as well as the hilarious movie “Starsky and Hutch”.
From 2010 to 2020, Wilson had minor and major roles in such films as “Are You Here”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Zoolander 2” and “Wonder”.
He also provided a voice for Lighting McQueen in the animated film series “Cars”.
The 56-year-old New York actor Ben Stiller decided to become an actor all the way back in the 1986 debut film “The House of Blue Leaves”.
He even started his own comedy show on MTV in 1990, but it didn’t last long. However, the hilarious comedian continued to make us laugh through acting.
From 2000 to 2010, we empathize with Ben’s portrayal of a man who marries and now has to endure his wife’s family in “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.”
Ben also appeared in films such as “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “Greenberg” and “Tropic Thunder”.
Another big appearance of Ben Stiller was in the movie “Starsky and Hutch” where he starred alongside his best friend Owen Wilson.
In 2001 and 2016, Ben released the films “Zoolander” and “Zoolander 2”, which he directed.
In 2018, Stiller wrote and directed a miniseries called “Escape at Dannemora”, where Dannemora is a very high security prison.